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Old 04-05-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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six lug truck rims- Toyota Tacoma? 16" ??

65 Boles Aero is getting ready to roll. We need tires.

There's so much discussion about problems with ST tires on Airstreams, i'm looking into alternatives (cheap alternatives)

Will rims from a Toyota Tacoma (6 lug 5.5") fit?

Any flaw in that logic? They are on Craigslist regularly and cheap. They would look good and I could use 16" LT tires.

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #2
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Just my opinion - I would look close at the offset - I believe most of the trailers require "0 degrees offset" - the truck rims are probably not.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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Check offset, load rating, and are they round and true. It's Craigslist afterall.
Better to spend $70 for new, properly rated wheels.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:08 AM   #4
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If the offset is correct, and the bolt pattern is correct, I would not be afraid to use them. However, I'm certain there will be some on here screaming to the contrary because they are not "Trailer Wheels".

It's not rocket science, they are just wheels.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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I used rims from my Tacoma for a short time on my Safari. The difference in offset was not an issue. There was maybe 3/8ths of an inch difference in the wheel well clearance from inside to outside and still plenty of clearance using LT235/75 15 tires.
I recently tried 16 inch Toyota wheels with mounted LT 245/75 16 tires. Still plenty of clearance all around. (I do have a new axle) I am running trailer wheels with higher weight rating now, but will probably quit carrying a spare for the trailer, since I know that the spare from my tow vehicle fits and will get me to the nearest tire store.

I am running LT 235/75 15 tires on my '49 Boles and have at least as much tire clearance as the Safari. I haven't tried the LT 245/75 16 tires on it yet but it appears they would fit fine. My Boles lugs are 5 on 5 1/2 so the Toyota wheel use is not possible.

The wheel load rating could still be an issue. Do you have tandem axles?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:34 AM   #6
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How cheap? Etrailer has Dexter 6 on 5 1/2 wheels for as low as $45.

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65 Boles Aero is getting ready to roll. We need tires.

There's so much discussion about problems with ST tires on Airstreams, i'm looking into alternatives (cheap alternatives)

Will rims from a Toyota Tacoma (6 lug 5.5") fit?

Any flaw in that logic? They are on Craigslist regularly and cheap. They would look good and I could use 16" LT tires.

thanks
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:45 PM   #7
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How cheap? Etrailer has Dexter 6 on 5 1/2 wheels for as low as $45.

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Those would be ugly.

There are two drivers for this idea, One; i can get some pretty cool looking aluminum rims for my trailer. We're not going for an authentic restoration anyway,

Two, and this will send some people screaming into the night- I can get used tires.

I put new tires on cars new enough to make payments on. For everything else I have a used tire guy who takes good care of me. He says a set four decent 16" LT tires are pretty easy to get, unlike 15" tires which tend not to be very comon in LT.
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